Right Side of Diagonal Rib Knit Stitch Pattern Easy for Beginning Knitters by Studio Knit

The Diagonal Rib Stitch Pattern is a great way to create the depth of ribbing while allowing your piece to easily lie flat. This 8-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern would be perfect to knit up a pillow or an elegant scarf. 

Keep reading to get all your materials, techniques, along with written and charted instructions to knit this pattern both flat on straight needles and in the round on circular needles. This pattern is also found on page 33 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book!

Diagonal Rib Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern and Video Tutorial by Studio Knit


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Find the Diagonal Rib Stitch on page 33 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get free printable pattern further down in this post!

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CLOSER LOOK at the Diagonal Rib Stitch Pattern

Let’s take a close look at our Diagonal Rib Knit Stitch Pattern, seeing exactly how those knits and purls are knitted together to make this simple pattern. The Diagonal Rib Knit Stitch is a reversible pattern, meaning that both sides of your work, the Right and Wrong sides, are identical. This makes for a great pattern choice for knitted items that show off both sides of your work, like scarves or blankets.

Right and Wrong Sides of the Diagonal Rib Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern and Video Tutorial


KNITTING MATERIALS

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Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project. My Diagonal Rib Stitch sample was created with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weight yarn, along with a Tapestry Needle and Scissors

Materials to Knit Stitch Pattern Written Instructions with Video Tutorial by Studio Knit


HOW TO KNIT THE DIAGONAL RIB STITCH

The Diagonal Rib Stitch is an easy combination of simple Knit and Purl Stitches. Find my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help knit up this project.

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Diagonal Rib Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Diagonal Rib Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Yield: Diagonal Rib Stitch Pattern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

The Diagonal Rib Stitch Pattern is an 8-Row Repeat, Reversible pattern.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

  • Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 4

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K2, P2 *
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): * K2, P2 *
  3. Row 3: * K1, P2, K1 *
  4. Row 4: * P1, K2, P1 *
  5. Row 5: * P2, K2 *
  6. Row 6: * P2, K2 *
  7. Row 7: * P1, K2, P1 *
  8. Row 8: * K1, P2, K1 *

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 4

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K2, P2 *
  2. Row 2: * K2, P2 *
  3. Row 3: * K1, P2, K1 *
  4. Row 4: * K1, P2, K1 *
  5. Row 5: * P2, K2 *
  6. Row 6: * P2, K2 *
  7. Row 7: * P1, K2, P1 *
  8. Row 8: * P1, K2, P1 *

Notes

Repeat Rows 1 – 8 until your piece is the length you desire.

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

The wrong side (even rows) of your work is simply knitting the knits and purling the purls.

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

8-Row Repeat

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

  1. Slip Knot 
  2. CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
  3. K = Knit Stitch 
  4. P = Purl Stitch
  5. BO = Bind Off
  6. Weave In Ends

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KNITTING CHART

Knitting Chart Diagonal Rib Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern and Video Tutorial


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